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March 21, 2018 - 9:24pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

When pets have “toilet” accidents, many owners assume the problem is behavioral. However, when a dog that was previously housetrained starts to urinate inside the house or a cat starts to urinate outside the litter box, the first thing an owner should do is schedule a visit with their veterinarian. Very often your pet is trying to tell you something about a physical problem or illness when they break their housetraining. 

Frequent urination with small amounts produced can be a sign of a urinary tract infection. In dogs this may mean asking to go out...

March 21, 2018 - 9:08pm

This article originally appeared on FearFreeHappyHomes.com

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off, and Kitty no longer fears the carrier and handles the car ride with almost no signs of fear, anxiety or stress. Kitty purrs and cheek-bonks the veterinary technicians and barely notices the doctor’s...

March 21, 2018 - 11:09am

This month Animal Hospital of North Asheville had the privilege of delivering a check (and some goodies too) to three amazing groups: Asheville Humane Society, Meals on Wheels of Buncombe County and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. These compassionate organizations work to provide food and supplies to animals in need in our community, along with their many other services to the animals and people of Buncombe County.

Through your generous donations during the 2017 Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive, we collected over 2,575 pounds of food, which did not include blankets, beds, carriers, toys,...

February 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

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February 19, 2018 - 8:48pm

To celebrate Valentine's Day, we put together a video of things we love.

February 19, 2018 - 7:53pm

So, why do cats purr? Let's look at how cats purr and why your cat purring isn't always a sign that your kitty is content.

By Marilyn Krieger of Catster.com

Cats are evolutionary masterpieces of design. They have evolved in such a way that many of their characteristics, including behaviors, are multifunctional — helping to increase the odds of survival. Cat scratching marks territories, it communicates conflicted feelings and it maintains nail health. Cat whiskers...

February 19, 2018 - 1:24pm

February is the month of love and we know there is a lot to love about your furry companion. So don’t be heartbroken!

February is National Pet Dental and Heart Health Month. Here are a few things to help your cat or dog live a longer and healthier life.

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January 15, 2018 - 5:53pm

The start of a new year brings excitement for new possibilities and a time of feeling refreshed. First we want take a moment to remember some wonderful moments of 2017.

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January 15, 2018 - 12:14pm

By Dr. Kasandra Garner

Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common types of poisoning that occurs in pets. Ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in most antifreeze products, and it has a sweet flavor that appeals to pets. Since 2012, manufacturers have added a bittering agent to antifreeze to help decrease its appeal, but owners should still be aware of the risks of antifreeze ingestion. Only a few tablespoons can be life threatening to a medium sized dog. Most of the time pets are exposed to antifreeze when the owner is unaware that they have a leak in the radiator, and the...

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